“The Sage Grouse and their habitat are severely threatened. This is the story of just one of these threats. As the Sage Grouse goes, so goes the west as we know it.”
Browsing: North America
On this day
I give Thanks
For this good, green Earth
That gives me Life.
And I give thanks
For the miraculous tapestry
That connects me to all things…
A memorial tribute to an incredible little dog from Thailand, who survived history’s deadliest tsunami, crossed the Pacific, and defended her new human family from demons and swordsmen.
(Crosspost with Cyrano’s Journal Today) his year marks the 20th anniversary of wolf reintroduction in…
Are the American horses of the west, sometimes called mustangs, really a native wild species or are they instead, a once-domesticated, feral species?
This study will be the first to examine the lives of the founders of animal welfare/rights groups. More needs to be known about them for, as a group, they offer a strong voice for societal change and justice for animals.
Instead of contributing to the development of sustainable, healthy farming systems, veterinarians have become servants of the industrial farming machine. Vets no longer see animals as their clients, they see the person who signs their salary check. We need vets to rediscover their original mission – animal welfare. Vets have the power to change the system for good. It’s hard to understand why medical professionals who specialize in treating animals actively contribute to their pain and terror.
For some Abolitionists, all campaigns focusing on particular animals – in this case chickens used for Kaporos – frustrate the ultimate, worldwide goal of Abolition, Animal Rights, and Veganism. My organization, United Poultry Concerns, promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. This makes us a “single issue” or “single class of animals” organization. Does our focus on chickens and turkeys hamper efforts to liberate all animals from all forms of oppression everywhere on the planet?
In any discussion of ecotourism the dangers of “greenwashing” must be explored. Greenwashing is the use of misleading advertisements to suggest that an activity is good for the environment when objectively it is not. Wildlife theme parks, underwater hotels and motorized tours into fragile ecosystems strive to portray themselves as environmentally positive (or neutral) but they are not. True ecotourism builds environmental awareness while emphasizing human rights and local control over resources and development. It is not solely about animals but also about the humans who live there, and have lived there in the past, often for thousands of years.